Barnacles Temple Bar House

19 Temple Lane South, Dublin, IrelandHostel

8.5 out of 10

Doubles from: $16 to $129

Check Rates for Barnacles Temple Bar HouseChecking Rates for Barnacles Temple Bar HouseNo availability

EuroCheapo is currently checking rates for your dates
Editor's Pick

Reviewed by Editors

One of Dublin’s best-known hostels, Barnacles Temple Bar House sits at the epicenter of Temple Bar. The epicenter. An earthquake centered on the world’s Irish pubs would rip the earth open in this precise site.

This is a dramatic way to make the point that location is everything. If you are coming to Dublin to drink yourself green, stay here. If you want to be surrounded by other visitors with this same goal in mind, stay here. If you are planning a trip to Dublin to research the Book of Kells, choose another hostel.

Warnings aside, the overall product is very good at Barnacles. Some of the hostel’s rooms could use a sprucing up, but there’s a buzzing, efficient briskness that can’t be denied. It can be felt in the efficiency of receptionists, the well-stocked inventory of in-house toiletries and the crispness of the hostel’s branding.

Barnacles Temple Bar House offers 149 beds, available in a range of configurations from private doubles up to 11-bed dorms. Rooms are simple and compact, with lots of splashes of color and unmatched patterns. All rooms have private bathrooms.

There is a guest kitchen and Barnacles is completely non-smoking. Wi-Fi is free. The shared Internet station is free for the first 15 minutes of use. A small continental breakfast is included in the nightly rate.

Reviewed by: Alex Robertson Textor, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Airport Transportation
  • Bike Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Machine
  • Guest Kitchen
  • Laundry Service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Parking
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Tourist information
  • TV Lounge
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • Bathroom: Private
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Safe
  • Towels


19 Temple Lane South
Temple Bar & Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Phone: +353 (0)1 671 6277
Fax: +353 (0)1 671 6591



About the Barnacles Temple Bar House neighborhood

Bars, crowds, drinks, Irish music, and then more pubs, beer and general gaiety. Get the picture? Young, loud and raging Temple Bar is the place where tourists party in Dublin. Located just south of the River Liffey and west of the road leading to O’Connell Street, the neighborhood is smack dab in the center of the action. Trinity College is situated just east of the expansive bar scene.

  • Photo by

    Photo provided by hotel

    Editor's Pick
    Barnacles Temple Bar House, Dublin

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Expand mapMinimize map

Similar Hotels Nearby

map marker #1
Eliza Lodge Temple Bar

Doubles from $93

(0.16 km)

7.9 out of 10
Eliza Lodge Temple Bar, Dublin
map marker #2
Grafton Guest House

Doubles from $106

(0.2 km)

7.7 out of 10
Grafton Guest House, Dublin
map marker #3
Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel

Dorms from $16

(0.21 km)

7.7 out of 10
Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel, Dublin
map marker #4
Paramount Hotel

Doubles from $79

(0.23 km)

8.2 out of 10
Paramount Hotel, Dublin
map marker #5
Kinlay House Dublin

Dorms from $19

(0.3 km)

8.4 out of 10
Kinlay House Dublin, Dublin